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While changing the oil on my 04 envoy i noticed what looked to be grease from passenger side cv boot splashed around the struts and lower control arm. i was unable to find any cuts or rips in the boots from just a quick look but how difficult would it be to replace it.

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Unfortunately, the CV joint boot is about the only thing that is packed with grease that wouldn't cause noise early enough to hear anything. I would reinspect both inner and outer boots, probing them with a finger since a cut may not be that visible.
Replacing them isn't fun on most vehicles since the axle must be pulled from both ends to replace both boots. There once was a boot with a seam that snapped shut after positioning, but especially on any vehicle that ever goes 'off-road' would be likely to rip these off.

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